Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Musings

You've seen a bunch of photos of the new grandstand and press box taken from the field. Here's a look from the press box, courtesy of the Dartmouth sports publicity office. The view will be a lot better when the scaffolding is removed ;-) 
While a story on the Leesburg Today site is centered around Harvard-bound football player Noah Reimers being the 2014-15 Virginia High School League Group 5A Male Student-Athlete of the Year, several current and future Dartmouth players get a mention, including Reimers' Tuscarora High teammate David Chalmers. Also mentioned in the story are Woodgrove wide receiver Dylan Mellor, Heritage defensive back Chris Aguemon and Tuscarora grad Anders Peterson, who is on a Mormon mission before heading to Dartmouth as an offensive lineman.
KiJuan Ware, a popular Dartmouth assistant in 2004-05 now coaching quarterbacks at Williams, will work with the Denver Broncos this summer as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program. Find a brief mention HERE.
While a Dartmouth alum works on developing a better metric for determining the top athletic departments in the Ivy League, the Learfield Sports Directors Cup tries to do the same thing nationally based on 10 men's and 10 women's sports. (Find the full national rankings HERE.)

With the conclusion of the NCAA's spring sports season, Clearfield's top 10 athletic programs are:
1. Stanford
3. USC
4. Florida
5. North Carolina
6. Virginia
7. Ohio State
8. Penn State
9. Texas
10. Notre Dame

And how did the Ivies rank?
41. Princeton
53. Harvard
67. Columbia
78. Dartmouth
80. Penn
91. Brown
94. Yale
112. Cornell

An Ivy League release noting that the average of 76.8 led all 27 non-Power 5 conferences (LINK) sent me back to check how the Ivy's sister conference ranked. The Patriot League football schools:
59. Georgetown
131. Fordham
139. Lehigh
210. Bucknell
253. Colgate
253. Lafayette
NR Holy Cross

Dartmouth '14 Abbey D'Agostino (orange shorts)  is headed to the World Championships in Beijing after finishing third in the 5,000 at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Oregon. How close was the race? The winner finished in 15:06.44, the second-place finisher in 15:06.45 and D'Agostino in 15:06.59, just over a half second ahead of the fourth-place finisher.

The Salem News has a brief of D'Agostino, who had been hampered by injury since turning professional. (LINK)

Here's a post-race interview with D'Agostino: